SPECIAL EVENTS IN JUNE
BUSY BEES CRAFT CLUB: Thursday, June 1 at 11:00am.The Busy Bees Craft Club will meet at Shelter 11 at Dan Nicholas Park for a picnic in lieu of a meeting at Rufty-Holmes on this day. The group will not meet in July or August, but will resume meetings the first Thursday in September at 9:30am.
AARP MEMBERSHIP PICNIC: Thursday, June 1 at 12:30pm. Open to those ages 50 and older who are current members, as well as those who might be interested in membership. A hot dog lunch will precede the regular monthly meeting that begins at 1:00pm. Hot Dogs are provided - please bring a side dish or dessert. Guests are welcome but asked to pre-register by calling 704-216-7714.
MIND AEROBICS ART CLASS: An introduction to mass drawing, pastels and sculpture is explained and demonstrated by professional artist Robert Toth. Explore the novelty that keeps the brain alive through the inspiration that art can give you. Monday afternoons from 2-5pm. $10 per session payable to the instructor.
STAINED GLASS CLASSES: New eight-week classes begin June 5. For beginning, intermediate or advanced students. Two sections to choose from (Mondays 2-5pm or Mondays 5:45pm - 8:45pm). No class July 3rd. Instructor is Mike Ziegler. $55 class fee payable to instructor plus materials. Register at the Front Desk, or by calling 704-216-7714. Space is limited.
HANDMADE ALL OCCASION CARD WORKSHOP: Tuesday, June 6at 2:00pm. Complete six handmade all occasion cards in one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $13 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Advance registration is required by calling the Center at 704-216-7714.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Wednesday, June 7 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. A blood pressure kiosk is also available for use in the Fitness Annex anytime during normal operating hours, sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.
WALK-ABOUTS ACTIVITIES: The Walk-Abouts will meet on Thursday, June 8 at 11:00 am at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center for a picnic lunch. Please bring a favorite dish to share with the group. Everyone is welcome. To register, or for more information, call 704-216-7714.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY + LUNCHEON: Wednesday, June 14 at noon. A special recognition luncheon for those couples married fifty or more years, sponsored by Trinity Oaks Retirement Community. There will be a buffet luncheon followed by entertainment and door prizes. Free to those who register in advance by calling 704-216-7714.
FATHER'S DAY COFFEE: Friday, June 16 at 8:30am. An informal celebration of the many contributions of fathers. All men are invited. Please join us to for coffee and treats provided by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. Free to those who register in advance by calling the Front Desk at 704-216-7714.
HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB/BRAIN FITNESS: Wednesday, June 21 at 11:00am. "Get Moving for your Brain." Join Sylvia Swisher for a functional movement demonstration. You will learn how movement helps Parkinson's and other neurological diseases and early stage dementia. Please register with the Center at the Front Desk or call 704-216-7714 to attend the program.
CULTURAL CROSSROADS - SLOVAKIA: Thursday, June 22 at 2:00pm. Learn about Irene Stewart's Peace Corp experience in Slovakia. Refreshments will be provided by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. Free to those who register in advance by calling the Front Desk at 704-216-7714.
RETIREMENT PARTY: Thursday, June 22 from 3-4:30pm. The Senior Center is hosting a retirement party for Rick Eldridge - Executive Director; Steve Simpson - Information and Assistance Program Manager; and Susan Davis - Information and Assistance Program Assistant. Please come and join us as we thank them for their time and service.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB OUTING TO HANGING ROCK STATE PARK: Friday, June 23. Meet at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 8:30am to carpool. Bring snacks and water for the trail. Also bring $3 to pay the car pool driver and money for a Dutch-treat lunch. Dress appropriately for the weather. Participation is at your own risk. New participants will need to complete an information survey at the Front Desk. In case of inclement weather, call the Center, as the outing may be postponed. To register for this activity call 704-216-7714.
BUS TRIP TO RALEIGH, NC: Tuesday, June 27.We are headed back to Raleigh to explore more of what the state capital has to offer. Motor coach transportation will leave the Center at 7:00am, stop for a Dutch-treat breakfast along the way, and arrive at the Museums of Natural Science and History. Some may want to visit the State Archives building to research and explore genealogy.
Lunch will also be Dutch-treat at a café in either of the two museums. We will stop for a Dutch-treat supper at 66 Pizzeria in Winston-Salem on the way home.
The cost is $40 per person. Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be registered with the Center to purchase a ticket. If it is more convenient, you can also pay by credit card now as well as with cash or check.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, June 7 at 3:00pm. A seated waiting line will be provided in the Addie Rhem Morris Room B beginning at around 1:00pm for those who arrive early.
YOUNG AT HEART GROUP: Wednesday, June 28 at 11:30am.Frank Thomason, Rowan County Director of Emergency Services, will be speaking on the proper planning for the up-coming hurricane season. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, and to register your attendance, call 704-216-7714.
WATERCOLOR JAM: Wednesday, June 28 from 1:00-4:00pm. This is an open session for all watercolor painters to work on art creations. There is no instructor. Each artist must be responsible for his or her own supplies and for cleaning up afterwards. No registration is necessary.
MOVIE OF THE MONTH: Wednesday, June 28 at 2:00pm. "Hidden Figures." In the race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, three black female mathematicians play a key role in launching astronaut John Glenn into outer space, making him the first American to orbit Earth. Rated PG, come out and enjoy on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. Sponsored by Victory Wealth Management. Free. (Motion picture license # 12137390).
NEW COMPUTER CLASSES: Please pre-register at the Front Desk or by calling 704-216-7714. Class participants may bring their own laptop or use one provided by Rufty-Holmes. Please indicate your choice when registering. Participants must be enrolled with Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.
iPad: Friday, June 9 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Learn the basics for using your iPad. Explore some of the most useful apps which will make using your iPad a more enjoyable experience. Participants must bring their own iPad. Your iPad should be charged and you should know you Apple ID and passwords. The fee for this class is $10.
How Do I Use My Computer?-A Class for Beginners: Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Truly a class for the beginner......participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. This class will provide an introduction on making the computer work for you along with the basics of word processing, Internet use, and email. Cost is $10.
Cutting the Cord----Escaping the Cost of Cable: Tuesday, June 20 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Mark Bias will share with us how he moved from cable to Internet for television.....how to do the technical side as well as sharing how much money he is saving using this method. Join us for this informative seminar. No pre-registration required.
BUS TRIP TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE: Wednesday, July 26. Motor coach transportation will leave the Center at 8:00am to travel to Moneta, VA where we will board the Virginia Dare for a sight-seeing cruise on Smith Mountain Lake. As we cruise, we will enjoy a delicious lunch while listening to a narration of what we are seeing. We will return around 5:30pm.
The cost is $85 per person. The fee covers transportation, the cruise and lunch. Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be registered with the Center to purchase a ticket. If it is more convenient, you can also pay by credit card now as well as with cash or check.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00pm. A seated waiting line will be provided in the Addie Rhem Morris Room B beginning at around 1:00pm for those who arrive early.
ON-GOING EXERCISE CLASSES: One may join one of our on-going senior exercise classes after screening and consultation with the Fitness Staff. A variety of offerings are available at different levels, and include Senior-Lite Jazzercise®, Coed Fitness, SilverSneakers® Classic, Refit® Dance, and various Yoga classes, as well as arthritis water exercise and cardiovascular water exercise classes. Strength and aerobic fitness equipment is also available for use, with trained staff accessible to provide an orientation and instruction. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information or call 704-216-7714.
CHAIR MASSAGES: Twenty-minute sessions are available at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on Mondays by appointment with Travis Alligood, LMBT. Cost is $12 per session. To schedule an appointment please call 704-213-6059.
Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.50, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Centers.
Members are invited to enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm.
Chair Volleyball will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm in the Fitness Annex.
Senior Games Shuffleboard will be held on Friday, June 2 from 8:30am - 11:30am in the Addie Rhem Morris Room.
CLUB MEETINGS THIS MONTH:
TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:30am
Creative Needles - Each Wednesday at 9:30am
R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am
Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm
Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm
AARP Chapter - Thursday, June 1 at 12:30pm
Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, June 5 at 8:30am
Ambassadors Club - Monday, June 5 at noon
Seniors Morning Out Picnic - Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00am
Seniors Without Partners - Thursday, June 8 at 9:00am
Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, June 8 at 6:30pm
Rufty-Holmes Garden Club - Monday, June 12 at 2:00pm
Better Breathing Club - Wednesday, June 14 at 1:00pm
Sunny Days Quilters - Thursday, June 15 at 1:00pm
Carolina Artists - Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm
National Active & Retired Federal Employees - Monday, June 19 at 1:00pm
Rowan Doll Society - Tuesday, June 20 at noon
Young at Heart - Wednesday, June 27 at 11:30am
LUNCH CLUBS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers six locations throughout Rowan County for adults age 60 and older to gather for lunch, fellowship and educational programs Monday thru Friday. Principally funded by federal, state and local aging grants, there is no charge to participate, but donations are encouraged and accepted. For more information, call 704-216-7702.
SUMMER FAN PROGRAM: Sponsored by Duke Energy for eligible older and disabled adults. Free box fans distributed by Rufty-Holmes for those who don't have air conditioning and may have health risks associated with the intense heat of summer. Eligibility requirements are at least sixty years or disabled; resident of Rowan County; and have financial need. Pick up at the Center or call 704-216-7700 for more information. Required information to receive a fan is name, address, phone number, and date of birth.
BROADCAST BINGO: Available through the Center's Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older. Win prizes from sponsors by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Call 704-216-7723 to enroll and for more information. Free.
LISTEN TO "SENIOR MOMENTS" DAILY MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 6:25am & 10:25am ON MEMORIES 1280 WSAT RADIO.
APPOINTMENTS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Several times a year an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. will be available to meet with interested persons at the Center by appointment to provide assistance in non-criminal matters (family law, public assistance, housing, consumer protection, etc). The service is free to low-income adults age 60 or older, provided with regional funds from the Area Agency on Aging. For information, and to schedule an appointment, call the NC Legal Aid office at 1-877-579-7562 and identify yourself as an older adult residing in Rowan County.
APPOINTMENTS FOR OMBUDSMAN ASSISTANCE: Patricia Garner Cowan, CIRS-A, Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman from Centralina Area Agency on Aging, is available to answer individual questions related to long term care. Call Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714 to set up an appointment.
ASSISTANCE WITH HEARING NEEDS: For individuals who are hard of hearing and need assistance with hearing devices or telephone communication. Sponsored by the NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Schedule an appointment at Rufty-Holmes by calling 1-800-835-5302.
"ARE YOU OK?" SERVICE: Sign up for free daily automated telephone safety checks through the Center by calling 704-216-7704.
INSURANCE INFORMATION PROGRAM ASSISTANCE: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is the Rowan County location for the Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) operated by the NC Department of Insurance. Staff and trained counselors are available to assist individuals and families with impartial information on Medicare supplemental and prescription drug plans by appointment. Call 704-216-7703 for more information.
GOLD CARDS: Rowan County residents age 62 and older can obtain passes to attend home Rowan-Salisbury Schools athletic, musical and drama events free of charge. These can be obtained at the Front Desk at the Center with a photo ID.
GENERAL INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE: Staff members are available to assist individuals and families with general information and assistance in utilizing various community services available to older adults. If you have a need, call the Center's Information & Assistance Program at 704-216-7700.